March 30, 2023

Legendary Voice Actor June Foray Has Passed Away

Legendary voice actor June Foray has passed away at the age of 99. Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.”

Best known as the voice of  the squirrel Rocky from The Bullwinkle Show,  Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, and Cindy Loo Who from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,  Foray voiced hundreds of characters over the course of her eighty year career, including characters on The Flintstones, the Smurfs, and Ducktales.  She is credited with coming up with the idea for the Annie Awards, the industries yearly animation award ceremony. The awards started out as a dinner honoring the year’s best in animation in 1972, which Foray presided . The Annies created a juried award named for Foray in 1995 that honors individuals who have made significant or benevolent contributions to the art and industry of animation, and she was its first recipient.

Source: MSN



Fan Art Depicting Some of June Foray’s Notable Characters


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